The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open standards organization that deals with Internet standards and cooperates with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. IETF deals particularly with TCP/IP standards and the IP suite.
IETF is an open organization that does not have any formal membership. All employees and management personnel are volunteers. Annual, bi-annual and quarterly meetings are arranged to discuss previous and future developments regarding different projects and Internet standards.